Anonymous mutual authentication with location privacy support for secure communication in M2M home network services

  • Prosanta GopeEmail author
Original Research


Machine to machine (M2M) communications have significant application potential in the emerging networks including home network. The advent of M2M communication brings numerous security issues as well, while existing efforts have not fully solved those issues. In this article, we propose a secure lightweight anonymous authentication and key agreement protocol for M2M home network service, which can guarantee to resist various security issues like, forgery attacks, insider attacks, masquerade attacks, resilience to key exposure, etc. Furthermore, the proposed protocol generates reasonable additional computational and communication overhead, which is also verified by performance analysis.


Privacy Anonymity Authentication Home network M2M 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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